Whether you are into food, photography or art, the following exhibition is not to be missed. On May 16, the photo exhibition EDO, ERGO SUM opened at the Guangzhou Library, exhibiting more than 90 food photography works created by famous Italian photographer and cooking master Francesco Tonelli.
This exhibition uses the changes of light and shadow with ingenious space to design a visual feast, so that the audience's appetite and imagination can be fully stimulated.
Lucia Pasqualini (R2), Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou and Fang Jiazhong (L2), Director of Guangzhou Library cut the ribbon at an opening ceremony for the exhibition. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
The photography exhibition is held at the Guangzhou Library. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
This photography exhibition has seven parts, First (course) of All, Light and Shadows, Delicately Elegant, Raw, Conceptually Envisaged, Liquid Rendezvous and Bringing China to the Table. It is worth mentioning that "Bringing China to the Table" shows the charm of Chinese food through the lens of the Italian photographer, and provides a personalized interpretation of Chinese food, reflecting the connection and dialogue between the two major civilizations of China and Italy on the dining table.
Francesco Tonelli grew up in Italy and taught cooking at the Culinary Institute of America. Due to his passion for photography, he later became a professional food photographer. He uses photography to amplify the sense of taste, with a skillful blend of light and shadow, inspired by ancient painting techniques. His photos are the result of a great passion and meticulous attention to detail. His style tells how art is transversal and constantly evolving. Only true artists can see the extraordinary from out of the ordinary.
(Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
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The exhibition, co-hosted by the Consulate General of Italy in Guangzhou and the Guangzhou Library, forms part of the 2022 Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism.
Luca Ferrari, Ambassador of Italy to China said in an introduction to the exhibition, "Italy and China are linked by an ancient and profound friendship. One of the aspects that unite the two countries are the culinary traditions. A love for good food and conviviality are key factors in both cultures."
Lucia Pasqualini, the Consul General of Italy in Guangzhou, believes that the exhibition "Edo, Ergo Sum" is not only an exhibition of delectable artistic photos, but also an important event that promotes the cultural exchanges and people's friendship between China and Italy.
People visit the exhibition at the Guangzhou Library. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Photo exhibition "EDO, ERGO SUM" —— At the table with Francesco Tonelli
Period: May 16 - June 13, 2022
Venue: Small exhibition hall, basement floor, Guangzhou Library
Nearest metro station: Take Guangzhou Metro Line 3 or 5, get off at the Zhujiang New Town station, use the GTLand Plaza exit.
Reminder: Please make a reservation before visiting the library via its official WeChat account "广州图书馆" between 9:00 and 21:00. The library is closed on Wednesdays.
Scan the QR code to make a reservation.
Author | Monica, Alice
Editor | Wing, Steven, Jerry